Computer Science

computer science

Degree Plan

Course Rotation

Secondary Teacher Certificate

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Computer Science Concentration from UHV is designed for students with one of three goals:

  • To work as a computer programmer, systems analyst or software engineer
  • To teach computer science on the secondary level
  • To pursue graduate studies in computer science, computer information systems or a related area

The computer science program emphasizes the development of the skills and analytical abilities necessary to specify, design, develop and manage computer-based solutions to commercial, scientific and industrial problems, and also to provide system level support and development. Easy access to state of-the-art computer facilities and software is available to all students in the program. Want to learn more? Request information on the programs that interest you.

Our CS Concentration is a general Computer Science degree that exposes students to all the main areas of the field, including various aspects of programming, software engineering, computer organization, structure of programming languages, data base, operating systems and discrete mathematics. Students have opportunities to further their knowledge in more advanced and specialized subjects through concentration courses and electives in computer architecture, computer graphics, software project management, artificial intelligence, telecommunication & networks, numerical analysis, computer security, Java, Internet and Intranet, just to name a few areas. Students can find computer science jobs in a variety of organizations, both commercial and governmental. Some continue in Computer Science graduate work or internships.

The lower division courses required include Calculus I and II and 6 hours of programming selected from Pascal, C/C++, Java, or Ada with at least 3 hours in C/C++ Programming (preferably 6).

The Department is a member of the Microsoft Academic Alliance and the Oracle Academic Initiative programs. This gives students opportunities to work with the computer industry standards in software development.

UHV offers concentrations in our BAAS program in Computer Information SystemsDigital Gaming & SimulationNetworking & Security, and Web & Media

We also offer a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems.

Please contact Arts and Sciences for more information.

STEM ERA Scholarship Application

Improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education in a Rural Area (ERA)

A National Science Foundation grant recently received by the University of Houston-Victoria has a goal of helping students majoring in mathematics and computer science. The grant provides $7,750 scholarships annually to 15 talented, low-income rural students with demonstrated financial need over a five-year period. The term “rural” for the purposes of this grant applies to VISD as well as smaller districts more traditionally considered rural. The project is led by Dr. Yun Wan, associate professor of computer science and chair of the STEM division, Dr. Beverly Tomek, associate professor of history and associate provost of university college and Dr. Joann Olson, associate professor of adult and higher education.

Beginning fall 2018, scholarships will be awarded to students. The following academic year, a new building will become available to the students. UHV anticipates its new 63,000-square-foot STEM building to be finished by August 2019. The building will be located on campus in front of University Center and will include lab space for biology, physics, chemistry, organic chemistry, computer science, microbiology, computer engineering and mathematics. It also will feature classrooms, faculty and staff offices, an immersive 210-degree screen lab, a seminar room and gathering spaces. Thanks to this expansion, UHV will have the ability to add additional programs, such as engineering, in the future.

Students can complete the STEM ERA Scholarship Application online, and for more information about the grant or how to apply for scholarships, email or call Dr. Tomek directly at (361) 570-4145.

Contact Your Advisor

Mr. Sanchez is available at the Victoria campus for advising. Advisors help students with 45 or more hours via face-to-face, phone, or email. Students with fewer than 45 hours will need to contact a Student Success Coach for advisement. Appointments are required.  Please call (361) 570-4201 to schedule an appointment.